Before checking out (and falling asleep) at the end of a shift, it’s important to close the bar properly. So you can rest easy knowing everything’s done and ready for the next shift.
You need to carry out the following opening and closing procedures.
Bar opening tasks include:
- Inspecting the outside of your premises for rubbish.
- Checking the entrance is clean and clear – Are there any visible bins? Is anything obstructing the entrance?
- Ensuring the rest of the premises is clean – is the floor clean? Have the tables been wiped down?
- Checking the inventory for any missing items.
- Testing whether the taps work properly.
- Replacing or refilling any condiments or tabletop items.
- Preparing the till for service.
Bar closing tasks include:
- Wiping down taps.
- Rinsing all the drains thoroughly.
- Setting all the glasses up to dry.
- Dating any newly opened bottles of wine.
- Cleaning behind the bar.
- Taking out the rubbish and recycling.
When you’re feeling burnt out at the end of a long shift, it’s easy to make errors. That’s where Trail comes in. Trail assigns simple tasks to the right person at the right time. So everything is completed. And everyone gets home on time:
- Digitise all that paperwork. Maintain a complete digital record and cut down on the repetitive data entry. Guide your teams through their day with simple bite-sized tasks, all in one app.
- Real time alerts. Teams raise issues directly onto Trail with comments and photos. Managers and ops receive alerts so they can get ahead of problems quicker.
- Built in training. From videos on how to backflush the coffee machine to how to tackle bar flies. Your teams will always have the context they need to get the job done.
- Accountability. Each checklist item you complete will be time and user stamped for complete accountability.
Don't let tired legs and minds get in the way of an efficient bar breakdown.